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India vs Leicestershire Warm-up Match, Day 1 Highlights: KS Bharat Leads IND's Fightback After Dismal Show From Star Batters

Follow here India vs Leicestershire four-day practice match live updates from Day 1

News18.com | June 23, 2022, 21:35 IST
india cricketers during a training session in leicestershire

IND vs LEI 4-Day Practice Game, Day 1, Grace Road, Leicester: The Indian cricket team starts it preparation for the one-off Test against England with a four-day warm up match from today when they take on Leicestershire at Grace Road.  As many as four members of the touring party including Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will represent Leicestershire under county skipper Sam Evans. Read More

Jun 23, 2022 21:25 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match: Star Batters Struggle on Day 1

The rain forced early stumps here as the Indian batters failed except for KS Bharat failed to live up to the expectations against the Leicestershire bowlers. Roman Walker claimed a five-wicket haul to dent India’s big score hope. While wicketkeeper batter Bharat remained unbeaten on 70 alongside Mohammed Shami (18*). The Indian batter struggled miserably against the swinging deliveries, which will be a big challenge for them on this tour. Virat Kohli (33), Rohit Sharma (25) and Shubman Gill (21) got the starts but they failed to convert them into big scores. IND 246/8 at Stumps

Jun 23, 2022 21:25 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

So that’s it from our side, and do join us tomorrow as we cover the second day of this warm up match. Let’s hope that rain gods will be kind to us. Good night.

Jun 23, 2022 21:23 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Stumps!

So the news from the center is that Stumps has been called on Day 1 of this warm-up match between India and Leicester. IND were 246/8 when the third rain interruption took place which led to an early stumps. Good day for KS Bharat who remains unbeaten at 70.

Jun 23, 2022 21:07 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Third Rain Interruption.

Another rain interruption here as Indian batters walk back to the dressing room and this was the third such interruption of the day. And it is raining quite hard. Meanwhile IND 246/8

Jun 23, 2022 20:59 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

Great over for India, great over for Bharat. He moves into the sixties, while India’s run rate also gets a push as they look to declare in the dying stages of day 1 which preferrable. IND 241/8

Jun 23, 2022 20:50 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

No signs of Prasidh Krishna in this session as Leicester operating with Sakande. They have spread the field far and wide and that’s why Bharat is not able to score freely. Just three runs off this over. Time to go big! IND 219/8

Jun 23, 2022 20:46 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

Mohammed Shami walks in at ten and does quite well to defend. Now all eyed on KS Bharat as he takes strike. IND 216/8

Jun 23, 2022 20:38 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Yadav Departs.

In the air and taken. Good catch in the end. Umesh Yadav was playing a good hand, he walks back for 23 off 31. This 66-run stand brought India back into the match. Crucial runs. IND 214/8

Jun 23, 2022 20:33 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Fifty for Kona Bharat.

There you go, that would be fifty for KS Bharat. India’s back-up keeper has got some runs under his belt in this testing conditions. Full marks for applying himself. What does that mean for Pant who is already facing a lot of competition in T20I side. IND 208/7

Jun 23, 2022 20:30 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

Five more runs as Umesh Yadav moves to 23 off 30. What a counter-attacking innings. Meanwhile Bharat gets a single and moves to 48. He is the highest scorer of Indian innings, next best was Virat Kohli who got 33. IND 206/7

Jun 23, 2022 20:28 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

Another four, and India moves to 200 plus score. Umesh Yadav was looking to go big and this time he has gone after the bowler. Meanwhile KS Bharat stays at 47. IND 201/7

Jun 23, 2022 20:16 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

We are back and KS Bharat is eyeing a fifty here. He is unbeaten at 47, while Umesh Yadav is going all guns blazing. Crucial runs this. IND 191/7

Jun 23, 2022 19:42 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Tea.

That would be tea here at Upton park. Plenty happening in this session, 85 runs and two wickets. Nice partnership between Kohli and KS Bharat. Kohli being the agressor and losing his wicket shortly after the rain interruption. IND 175/7.

Jun 23, 2022 19:37 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

4,4 off Umesh’s bat. 8 runs off last 3 balls. Yadav knows India is running out of wicket and he gave the ball a whack. Straight bat shots from India’s number nine, not a bad sight. IND 162/7

Jun 23, 2022 19:32 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

KS Bharat is the last man standing and accompanying him is India’s number nine-Umesh Yadav. Bharat is unbeaten at 21 off 65. IND 154/7

Jun 23, 2022 19:29 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

WICKET! Now Shardul Thakur departs. What a waste of an opportunity. India are seven down. Completely blown away. IND 148/7

Jun 23, 2022 19:17 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Kohli Departs!

Another wicket for Roman Walker. Well done young man as he gets India’s best, world’s best batter right now–Virat Kohli. Kohli couldn’t figure out he did he get out and took his time to enquire the umpire. He is gone for 33. IND 138/6

Jun 23, 2022 19:13 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score:

We are back as the rain has subsided. Prasidh Krishna is back on attack. Earlier Kohli had helped the bowler to dismiss Shreyas Iyer. Now will Krishna get his ex-captain? IND 134/5

Jun 23, 2022 18:39 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score: Rain Returns.

Yes, the rain is back and umpires are calling the covers back onto the ground, but nice sight for Kohli fans as they saw their god slamming Prasidh Krishna for a six. That was a short ball and was suitably punished.

Meanwhile, rain stops play, once again.

Jun 23, 2022 18:32 IST

India vs Leicestershire 2022, Warm-up Match Live Score

Exactly fifty overs left and Kohli is already into his 20s. He is playing at 23 off 55, meanwhile Bharat is at 11. IND 124/5

The special pre-match arrangement between BCCI, ECB and the Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) has been done to ensure that all members of India’s touring party get adequate match practice.

The match will be played with 13 players per side to provide further flexibility and help manage bowling workloads.

“Leicestershire CCC will welcome members from the India touring party into their side for tomorrow’s four-day tour match at Uptonsteel County Ground. India superstars Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna will all team up with the Leicestershire squad, captained by opening batsman Sam Evans. LCCC, BCCI and the ECB have all agreed to allow the four players from the visiting camp to be part of the Running Foxes side, in order to allow all members of the travelling party to participate in the fixture (subject to fitness),” the LCCC said in a statement.

Apart from Evans, Pujara, Pant, Bumrah and Prasidh, the other players in the LCCC are — Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande and Roman Walker.

It will be the only warm-up game for the Indian team before the July 1-5 Edgbaston Test against England, which is the postponed fifth game of the series of last year. India lead the series 2-1.

On Wednesday, skipper Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah and Shardul Thakur among others practised for over two hours at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that R Ashwin, who missed the flight earlier due to Covid positive result, is on his way to England, a Cricbuzz report said.

India’s selectors have named Navdeep Saini, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Simarjeet Singh as the net bowlers for the tour. The first two named are with the squad already while the departure of Singh is believed to have been delayed.

Full Squads

India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

Leicestershire CCC: Sam Evans (Capt), Rehan Ahmed, Sam Bates (wk), Nat Bowley, Will Davis, Joey Evison, Louis Kimber, Abi Sakande, Roman Walker, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna.

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